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Green Tea
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Cherry
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 13 oz / 375 ml

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  • “This is the first of the samples from my second Bluebird order. I love the little packets they come in – so cute! This one actually looks a lot like the Yumchaa Enchanted Forest I’m working my way...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Couldn’t resist ordering some teas during Bird & Blend’s international shipping promotion. Such a good deal, especially since I was wavering on placing an order the last few months anyway… This...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea arrived with five others from my very first order from Bluebird. The dry leaves have a strong cherry scent and when brewed it tastes just as good as it smells. The green tea base is lovely...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Despite being a rather old sample, this tea smells of a bit more cherry than my Zen tea option ( having said that, I am not a floral tea hater). Although the base tea seemed slightly broken, it...” Read full tasting note

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Sencha green tea with cherry and rose petals

Sencha green tea, Rose petals, Cherry

The green tea in this delicate blend is only picked during March every year, the same month the cherry blossoms bloom. One sip of this tea will transport you to a Japanese summer garden overlooking the ocean. Think emerald trees, cherry blossoms, fresh grass and rose petals wafting over the ocean breeze. Bliss.

http://www.bluebirdteaco.com/products/cherry-lips.html

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6 Tasting Notes

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2193 tasting notes

This is the first of the samples from my second Bluebird order. I love the little packets they come in – so cute! This one actually looks a lot like the Yumchaa Enchanted Forest I’m working my way through at the moment. It’s a sencha, with quite long, flat, folded leaves and a smattering of rose petals. The difference is the addition of cherry blossom, and the fact that this one smells divinely floral and (as you might expect!) strongly of cherry.

Brewed, this smells really marvellous. It’s actually filling my reception area with the scent of cherry blossom! The cherry comes out surprisingly well in the taste as well, although it’s more floral than fruit. Given that this is supposed to be cherry blossom, though, I suppose that’s not too surprising. It’s quite delicate and pleasant, perfect for drinking on a sunny morning. I guess I picked a good day to try this one! There’s a very slight bitterness from the green tea base, although I think that might be my fault for not letting the water cool quite enough. Patience is something I’m still working on when it comes to tea! Ultimately, this is a very pleasant tasting tea. It’s sweet, delicate, and very moreish. I feel slightly disappointed now that I only had a one cup sample. This is definitely a candidate for future orders!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Mike Turner

I don’t have any patience either, so I put cold water in the mug first! I want one of those posh kettles that does it all for you…

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8061 tasting notes

Couldn’t resist ordering some teas during Bird & Blend’s international shipping promotion. Such a good deal, especially since I was wavering on placing an order the last few months anyway

This was in the Easter sampler box I picked up; I felt kind of “meh” about it when I saw it. It’s not really the sort of flavour profile I would generally go for – especially on a green tea base. I cracked the package though, and it smelled quite intensely rose heavy so I actually felt a little bit more positive about enjoying this one – I do enjoy rose teas! I ended up steeping it iced, since a few other people around the office had kind of perked up when I got my package and this, surprisingly to me, seemed to be the tea everyone most wanted to try.

I’ll be honest – it’s not really my thing but I can 100% see why it would be other people’s thing. I mean, to be totally fair I didn’t hate it and the rose WAS the strongest flavour in the cup, so that gave me an element of the taste to sort of latch on to and enjoy. The cherry is actually VERY mild though, and the softness of it surprised me a lot given that it’s actually the cherry and NOT the rose that B&B decided to name this tea after. Mostly, though, what made it hard for me to get into this one was the strength of the green tea: it was a little bit bitter and very grassy in a strong lawn clipping and oceanic Sencha-y way that turned me off a lot.

I fully expected that, though, and I know that it’s an element that ties more into my own taste preferences and is less a reflection on the blend itself.

tea-sipper

Ooo.. I hope you’re able to convert some others in your office to B&B fans if they aren’t already. :D

Roswell Strange

No one in my office had ever heard of them – though I suppose that’s not too weird given that as a Canadian tea company we tend to focus a lot more on other North American companies and most of the high volume tea drinkers in the office (outside of DT product) drink straight teas. I’m hoping to spread the B&B love though; they’re doing some cool things :)

tea-sipper

Oh good, so you DID introduce some people to B&B! :D

Derk – HA. I knew that would be the song when I clicked on the link. :D

derk

Of course :)

Roswell Strange

Haha, I appreciate the music!! I don’t think I’ve heard this song before, but it’s a bop ^^

derk

I picked it up from a kind of predecessor video game to Guitar Hero called Amplitude.

Mastress Alita

I’m a huge fan of Garbage, especially the album that song is on; it played in my car for months on end not long ago. I also bit during the free shipping promo even though I’m on hiatus, because free international shipping is SO RARE; I split the order with a friend. I still need to split packages of tea up that we went halfsies on so I can give him his share when we meet up later this month.

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This tea arrived with five others from my very first order from Bluebird. The dry leaves have a strong cherry scent and when brewed it tastes just as good as it smells. The green tea base is lovely and not at all bitter and I just can’t get enough of the cherry flavour. The minute my cup was done, I made another!

Flavors: Cherry

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Despite being a rather old sample, this tea smells of a bit more cherry than my Zen tea option ( having said that, I am not a floral tea hater). Although the base tea seemed slightly broken, it does not taste bitter after being brewed at @ 85 for 1 minute. The base tastes like a fairly robust, fruity green, with a faint spinach note. This works well, to support a rather strong candy/chapStick like flavoured cherry, mixed with a more spicy than bitter rose tone. The robust green, prevents this tea from seeming delicate, in fact there is something rather hardy about it. All the same it is a pleasant cup, that has held up well despite poor storage.

bizbee1

Is it all natural flavoring? I am looking to replace my current fav green cherry tea since I have discovered it has artificial flavors.

yyz

This is what bluebird tea says about the flavourings they use http://bluebirdteaco.com/faq#collapseTwentythree. If you need anymore information email them. They are usually pretty good at getting back to you. Shipping from the uk was very quick, much faster than my US to Canada parcels. Which one have you been drinking?

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2 tasting notes

This is a fantastically soothing cup of tea, very rich in a velvet cherry taste. Easy to drink and full of subtle fruity notes.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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